Tag: Department of Education

A Life and Love of Languages

People have asked me why I recently joined the U.S. Department of Education as assistant deputy secretary in the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and what I hope to accomplish. It’s personal. The mission of OELA is very important to me as someone whose family did not fully understand U.S. education and someone who could have easily been...

Three Ways to Superboost Your SIOP

Continued support after initial professional learning is essential to see gains in student achievement. A report on effective professional development from the U.S. Department of Education stated that when there are at least 49 hours of professional learning, student achievement on state standardized tests increased by at least 21 percentile points. However, when teachers participated in 14 hours or...

Be Global Ready on June 22

Language Resources for Teachers & Schools Join the U.S. Department of Education for an in-person and online Be Global Ready event to share resources to help U.S. teachers and schools teach world languages! Featuring presentations and resources from: International Affairs Office, U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education Office, U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S....
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